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CAIR Calls on Minn. National Guard to Reject Trump's 'Racist Threat,' Encourages Suspension of President's Twitter Account

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:31pm

In response, Twitter restricted the visibility of the post for "glorifying violence" in violation of its rules, but allowed the tweet to remain accessible of "public interest.

Key Points: 
  • In response, Twitter restricted the visibility of the post for "glorifying violence" in violation of its rules, but allowed the tweet to remain accessible of "public interest.
  • "The official White House Twitter account then posted the same quote from President Trump.
  • CAIR also noted that Trump's use of the word "THUGS" is a race-coded word that bigoted politicians use to negatively describe African-American protestors.
  • CONTACT:CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com ; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com

Bob Kraft Re-Elected IIUSA President for Fourth Consecutive Term

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:24am

MILWAUKEE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --FirstPathway Partners CEO and Chairman, Bob Kraft, accepted his re-election as IIUSA President for the fourth consecutive year, returning to serve the board for the 2020-2021 term.

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  • MILWAUKEE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --FirstPathway Partners CEO and Chairman, Bob Kraft, accepted his re-election as IIUSA President for the fourth consecutive year, returning to serve the board for the 2020-2021 term.
  • "I am proud to share with you the fact that I was re-elected as IIUSA President for the fourth time.
  • I've been a board member since 2014 and have been involved as a member of IIUSA since 2008.
  • Mr. Kraft leads both FirstPathway Partners and IIUSA with an extensive background in immigrant investor programs, global relations, U.S. job creation, and economic growth.

UIC John Marshall Law School Hosts Virtual Discussions on Historic SCOTUS Livestreams of Oral Arguments

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 8:22pm

Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When the United States Supreme Court announced it would be livestreaming oral arguments for the first time in history, UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago tapped its in-house legal experts to provide post-argument discussions.

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  • Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When the United States Supreme Court announced it would be livestreaming oral arguments for the first time in history, UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago tapped its in-house legal experts to provide post-argument discussions.
  • On May 12 and 13, UIC John Marshall Law School faculty members hosted virtual discussions engaging an online audience of admitted and current students, employees and Law School alumni.
  • On May 12, UIC John Marshall professor, media commentator and constitutional law expert Steven D. Schwinn led post-argument discussions about the oral arguments in Trump v. Mazars; Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG and Trump v. Vance.
  • UIC John Marshall Law School is the 16th college at the University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagos largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution.

Private Sector Coalition Partners with Ohio to Save Lives During COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:14pm

But when the coronavirus hit, Bryant was moved by calls from President Donald Trump for private industry to help battle the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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  • But when the coronavirus hit, Bryant was moved by calls from President Donald Trump for private industry to help battle the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Bryant began reaching out to potential customers for the face shields, including the state of Ohio.
  • He doggedly reached out to the state of Ohio until, as he put it, he got a "nibble."
  • His efforts to connect Ohio health care workers are now paying dividends in saved lives.

Eventbrite to Participate in the William Blair Growth Stock Conference

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB), a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, today announced that Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Lanny Baker, Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to participate in a virtual fireside chat at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. Central time.

Key Points: 
  • Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB), a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, today announced that Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Lanny Baker, Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to participate in a virtual fireside chat at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. Central time.
  • Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform that serves a community of nearly one million event creators in over 180 countries.
  • Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events.
  • With over 300 million tickets distributed to more than 4 million experiences in 2019, Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love.

Boomtown Accelerator’s First Virtual Demo Day Features Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran as Host of its 13th Cohort

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:01am

On Thursday, May 28th, 4:00pm MT, Boomtown Accelerators will host its 13th Demo Day as a first-ever online experience featuring a 12 company cohort hosted by Shark Tanks Barbara Corcoran.

Key Points: 
  • On Thursday, May 28th, 4:00pm MT, Boomtown Accelerators will host its 13th Demo Day as a first-ever online experience featuring a 12 company cohort hosted by Shark Tanks Barbara Corcoran.
  • This first of its kind virtual Demo Day experience will offer investors, founders, and the public an entertaining show featuring founder pitches, mentor feedback, and some empowering insights from Barbara Corcoran.
  • Boomtown quickly pivoted its curriculum to a virtual experience in early March through the remaining nine weeks of the program.
  • Boomtown broadened the program's benefits by incorporating virtual whiteboards, video recordings, virtual networking sessions, and expansion of collaboration tools.

Boomtown Accelerator’s First Virtual Demo Day Features Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran as Host of its 13th Cohort

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:06am

On Thursday, May 28th, 4:00pm MT, Boomtown Accelerators will host its 13th Demo Day as a first-ever online experience featuring a 12 company cohort hosted by Shark Tanks Barbara Corcoran.

Key Points: 
  • On Thursday, May 28th, 4:00pm MT, Boomtown Accelerators will host its 13th Demo Day as a first-ever online experience featuring a 12 company cohort hosted by Shark Tanks Barbara Corcoran.
  • This first of its kind virtual Demo Day experience will offer investors, founders, and the public an entertaining show featuring founder pitches, mentor feedback, and some empowering insights from Barbara Corcoran.
  • Boomtown quickly pivoted its curriculum to a virtual experience in early March through the remaining nine weeks of the program.
  • Boomtown broadened the program's benefits by incorporating virtual whiteboards, video recordings, virtual networking sessions, and expansion of collaboration tools.

Harry Shum Appointed Chairman of the Board of Silicon Valley Startup News Break

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:05pm

1 news app in the U.S. market, today announced the appointment of Harry Shum to Chairman of the Board.

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  • 1 news app in the U.S. market, today announced the appointment of Harry Shum to Chairman of the Board.
  • We are thrilled Harry is joining News Breaks board as Chairman, said Jeff Zheng, Founder and CEO at News Break, an ex-Yahoo executive and serial entrepreneur.
  • Dr. Harry Shum is a world-renowned scientist and educator in computer science and artificial intelligence.
  • Founded in Silicon Valley in 2015, with Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang as Chief Advisor, News Break is the worlds first Intelligent Local News Platform.

APAA Calls on Ambassador Lighthizer to Restore Tariffs on Surging Canadian Aluminum Imports

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:58pm

In the letter, the APAA calls on the Trump Administration to save the American primary aluminum industry by repealing Canada's exemption to the Section 232 tariffs that occurred one-year ago in May 2019.

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  • In the letter, the APAA calls on the Trump Administration to save the American primary aluminum industry by repealing Canada's exemption to the Section 232 tariffs that occurred one-year ago in May 2019.
  • Preserving the U.S. primary aluminum industry, including the production of military-grade primary aluminum, was one of the principal drivers of the Section 232 investigation and the resulting tariffs.
  • We urge the Administration to reimpose the 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada to save American aluminum jobs."
  • About the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA):The American Primary Aluminum Association will advocate to advance the interests of America's primary aluminum industry and its workers through the Aluminum Now campaign.

Russian Virtual Bank TalkBank Launch AI-based Financial Assistant Buffet

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 8:00am

The robot is named after Warren Buffett, an investor, entrepreneur and business tycoon, a name associated with wealth and financial management.

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  • The robot is named after Warren Buffett, an investor, entrepreneur and business tycoon, a name associated with wealth and financial management.
  • Working within the TalkBank platform, Buffet has access to client activities.
  • To activate Buffet you just need to start a chat with TalkBank in one of your to-go messengers and send "Hi".
  • TalkBank is Russia's first virtual bank with no offices, call-centres or mobile apps.